Abe Pasch is Michigan Farm Bureau’s newest at-large director, succeeding Doug Darling of Monroe County.
A fourth-generation dairy farmer, Pasch milks 325 cows and grows 1,400 acres of corn, hay, wheat and soybeans with his two cousins.
For the last 20 years, Pasch has been an active member of Isabella County Farm Bureau, serving as vice president and president. He has also served as chair of various county committees, including Membership, Promotion & Education, Policy Development and the Candidate Evaluation Committee.
A graduate of MFB’s ProFILE leadership development program, Pasch served on MFB’s state-level Policy Development and Young Farmer committees.
“I look forward to learning more about our organization and helping our members succeed, which in turn reflects on our membership,” said Pasch, who earned his agribusiness degree from Michigan State University.
Outside of agriculture, he has served on his township's Board of Review, as a trustee for the Knights of Columbus Council and volunteering at local schools. He also helps local kids raise dairy feeders as a youth livestock advisor.
Pasch lives near Beal City with wife Misty and their four children, Kelsey, Lauren, Jacob and Allison.